Key dates

NAPLAN

Future test dates

Year NAPLAN test period
2016 10 - 12 May
2017 09 - 11 May
2018 15 - 17 May
2019 14 - 16 May
2020 12 - 14 May

Additional important information

Please note that from 2017 a wider window for NAPLAN assessment may be introduced to accommodate online delivery of the tests.

Your school may also be randomly selected to participate in NAPLAN trial testing (early to mid-August) or equating testing (2 to 4 weeks prior to NAPLAN test week). The selected schools are required to participate in these activities.

NAP sample assessments

In 2016, NAP — civics and citizenship will be held on the following dates:

  • 17 October - 4 November

Future NAP sample assessments:

Year NAP sample assessment
2017 NAP — information and communication technology (ICT) literacy
2018 NAP — science literacy